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j Application No.: 10/055,558 Docket No,: JCLA7148 

REMARKS 

Present Status of the Application 

Upon entry of the amendments in this response, claims 1-20 are pending of which the 
independent claims 1, 8 and 14 have been amended without prejudice or disclaimer in order to 
more explicitly describe the claimed invention. It is believed that no new matter is added by a 
way of amendments made to the claims. For at least the foregoing reason, applicants respectfully 
submit that claims 1-20 patently define over prior art of record and reconsideration of this 
application is respectfully requested. 

Discussion for the Amended Independent Claims 

In this response, the independent claims 1, 8 and 14 have been amended to more clarify 
j their claimed subject matters without introducing any new matter. Besides, the amendments 

made to the independent claims 1, 8 and 14 are supported by the specification of the present 
invention. In the amended independent claim 1, the amended first step of the method, "recording 
a plurality of write data stored inside the second-to-first posted write buffer while the bridging 
device executes a first-to-second bus read operation," is supported in lines 5-7 in the paragraph 
[0016] in the specification. Moreover, the amended second step of the method, folding a 
response data issued from the second bus after executing the first-to-second bus read operation 
j on the second bus, "is supported in the line 7 in the paragraph [001 8] and lines 3-6 the paragraph 

[0023] in the specification. Also, the amended third step of the method, "transmitting the 
response data to the first bus as soon as the write dada are completely transmitted to the first 

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bus," is supported in the last sentence in the paragraph [0020]. Likewise, the preceding 
descriptions can be applied to the amended independent claims 8 and 14. 

Discussion for objection to the title of the present invention 

1. There is a typographical error, "briding, " in the title of the present invention. 

In response thereto, applicants appreciated the examiner's pointing out the preceding 
error occurred in the title of the present invention. Accordingly, the title of the present invention 
was corrected to be "DATA TRANSMOSSION SEQUENCING METHOD 
ASSOCIATED WITH BRIDGING DEVICE AND APPLICATION SYSTEM." 



Discussion for objection to claims under 35 U.S.C.103 (a) 

5. Claim 1 is rejected under 35 U.S.C. 103(a) as being anticipated over Applicant's 
Admitted Prior Art (AAPA) and U.S. 6,081,851 (Futral et al. hereinafter referred to Futral). 
Further, AAPA teaches the method comprises recording a plurality of write data stored inside the 
write buffer (Fig 2, SP_w[l:0]) when a first-to-second read operation (Fig. 2, PS_r_a) occurs, 
and transmitting the response data to the first bus after transmitting the write data to the first bus 
(Fig.2, PS_rjd). More, Futral teaches the way to hold/transmit the data from one bus to another 
(col. 1, line 60-coL 2, line 10) 



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In response thereto, applicants respectfully traverse the preceding objections based on the 
following arguments and thus withdrawal of objections to the claim 1 is respectfully requested. 

To establish a prima facie case of obviousness, the cited references (i.e, AAPA and Futral) 
should teach every limitation disclosed in the independent claims 1, 8 and 14. First of all, in our 
opinion, the examiner mistook a first-to-second read operation to be denoted by " PS_r_a", 
which should be referred as a first-to-second data read request, as disclosed in the lines 5-6 in the 
paragraph [0004] in the specification. Instead, the first-to-second read operation should be 
denoted by PS_r. Therefore, AAPA does fail to disclose the first step of the method as claimed in 
the amended claim 1. Also, AAPA (particularly, shown in Fig.2) fails to teach, suggest or 
disclose the third step of the method," transmitting the response data to the first bus as soon as 
the write dada are completely transmitted to the first bus/ 5 as claimed in the amended claim 1. 
Instead, AAPA teaches the timing of transmitting the response data (PR_r_d) to the first bus, is 
delayed by a session after finishing transmitting the write data to the first bus. 

Furthermore, Futral only discloses a conventional memory-accessing technology, but does 
not disclose "when to obtain the data," "where the data come from," and "what attribute (or 
called "usage") of the data" at all Accordingly, Futral fails to teach, suggest or disclose the 
amended second step of the method, "holding a response data issued from the second bus after 
executing the first-to-second bus read operation on the second bus," as claimed in the amended 
claim 1 . Therefore, according to the preceding discussions, even if the AAPA and Futral could 
be incorporated, this incorporation still fails to teach, suggest or disclose all limitations of the 
amended independent claim 1; that is, this incorporation can not render the amended independent 



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claim 1 "obvious." In other words, the amended independent claim 1 is patentable over AAPA, 
and further in view of Futral under 35 U.S.C. 103 (a). 

Regarding dependent claims 2-7, no matter whether they are conventional, they should be 
i patentable as a matter of law for the reason that they contain all limitations of their patentable 

base independent claim I. 

J. Claim 8 is rejected under 35 U.S. C. 103(a) as being anticipated over Applicant s 
Admitted Prior Art (AAPA) and US. 6,081 >851 (Futral et al hereinafter referred to Futral). 

In response thereto, applicants respectfully traverse the preceding objections based on the 
following arguments and thus withdrawal of objections to the claim 8 is respectfully requested. 

To establish a prima facie case of obviousness, the cited references (i.e. AAPA and Futral) 
should teach every limitation disclosed in the amended independent claim 8. As discussed above, 
the incorporation of AAPA and Futral fail to teach, suggest or disclose the second step and the 
third step of the method as claimed in the amended independent claim 1. Accordingly, this 
incorporation fail to teach, suggest or disclose "a hold buffer for holding a response data issued 
from the second bus after executing a read operation on the second bus, and transmitting the 
response data to the first bus as soon as the write data, which are issued before the read operation, 
are completely transmitted to the first bus," as claimed in the amended independent claim 8. That 
is, this incorporation can not render the amended independent claim 8 "obvious." In other words, 
the amended independent claim 8 is patentable over AAPA, and further in view of Futral under 
35 U.S.C. 103 (a). 

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Regarding dependent claims 9-13, no matter whether they are conventional, they should 
be patentable as a matter of law for the reason that they contain all limitations of their patentable 
base independent claim 8. 

18. Claim 14 is rejected under 35 U.S.C. 103(a) as being anticipated over Applicant's Admitted 
Prior Art (AAPA) and U.S. 6>081.851 (Futral et ai hereinafter referred to Futral). 

In response thereto, applicants respectfully traverse the preceding objections based on the , 
following arguments and thus withdrawal of objections to the claim 14 is respectfully requested. 

To establish a prima facie case of obviousness, the cited references (i.e. AAPA and Futral) 
should teach every limitation disclosed in the amended independent claim 14. As discussed 
above, the incorporation of AAPA and Futral fail to teach, suggest or disclose the third step of 
the method as claimed in the amended independent claim 1. Accordingly, this incorporation fail 
to teach, suggest or disclose 'the bridging device transmits the response data to the first bus as 
soon as a plurality of write data, which are issued before the read operation, are completely 
transmitted to the first bus" as claimed in the amended independent claim 14. That is, this 
incorporation can not render the amended independent claim 14 "obvious." In other words, the 
amended independent claim 14 is patentable over AAPA, and further in view of Futral under 35 
U.S.C. 103 (a). 

Regarding dependent claims 15-20, no matter whether they are conventional, they 
should be patentable as a matter of law for the reason that they contain all limitations of their 
patentable base independent claim 14. 

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CONCLUSION 

For at least the foregoing reasons, it is believed that all the pending claims 1-20 of the 
present application patently define over the prior art and are in proper condition for allowance. If 
the Examiner believes that a telephone conference would expedite the examination of the 
above-identified patent application, the Examiner is invited to call the undersigned. 



Respectfully submitted, 
J.C. PATENTS 



Date: % f 3 / 20%r 

Jiawei Huang O 
4 Venture, Suite 250 Registration No. 43,330 

Irvine, CA 926 18 
Tel.: (949) 660-0761 
Fax: (949)-660-0809 



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